PLPT 613

Plant Pathology

Course overview

You’ll examine microbial agents that cause plant disease, take an in-depth study of fungi, bacteria and other pathogens and their interactions with host plants and the environment.

Course information

Credits 20
Domestic fees $1,360.00

Please note: This course can’t be fully completed online as you will need to be on campus to complete some activities.

What you will learn

After successfully completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Describe the detailed disease cycle and epidemiology of an aerial and soil-borne disease, and the mechanisms involved in pathogen-plant interactions during the infection process.
  2. Be able to describe factors that contribute to the success or failure of infection by foliar or soil-borne pathogens.
  3. Understand key factors in the success or failure of infection by a pathogen.
  4. Appreciate the complexity of the interaction between pathogen and plants.

Course examiners

Manjula Kularathua

Dr Manjula Kularathna


Department of Pest Management and Conservation